Enrichment, extension and support
The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) provides additional services to students who need learning enrichment. We have a case management approach to better coordinate services for students with exceptional needs. Our enrichment includes differentiation in the classroom, learning support, enrichment extension, and supporting students who have English as an Additional Language (EAL).
Differentiation in the classroom – extension and support
Differentiated teaching strategies are integrated into our programs to cater for the learning needs of all students and support their growth towards academic excellence.
In addition to this we look at catering for each individual student's needs by providing them with extension opportunities both in and out of the classroom. A wide range of programs and competitions complement your child's learning.
Learning enhancement and support
We have a dedicated Learning Support teacher, a specialist who supports class teachers to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. Our Student Support Team, which includes our Learning Teacher, EAL Teacher, School Counsellor, Head of School and Stage Leaders, assess student's individual needs and work collaboratively with the teachers to ensure the learning success of these students.
If we believe it is in the best interests of our student, we prepare a Support Plan to help the student to achieve set goals. This could involve an individual education program, withdrawal from class for individual or small group support, or intervention from a specialist, such as our School Counsellor.
Year 6 Enrichment Classes
by Ivan McLean, Head of Middle and Senior School
by Mandarin Teacher
by Dr Priest, Principal
English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes
For our students who need help with increasing their English proficiency, we provide EAL support.
Our EAL teacher is a qualified secondary teacher who is also trained in teaching English to children of non English speaking backgrounds. Lessons are designed to help children take part in all aspects of school life by improving:
- Speaking skills - so they can take part in group discussions in class and socialise with their schoolmates
- Listening skills – so they understand the teacher and their fellow students
- Writing – this includes English grammar and using this in a functional way so they can apply their skills in class activities.
Note that while a child is receiving EAL support, an additional fee is payable.